Sorry to Bother You
Director: 
Boots Riley
Year: 
2018
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
105 mins
Cast: 
Lakeith Stanfield, Armie Hammer, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

In a dystopian, not-too-distant future, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe of material glory. As his friends and co-workers organize in protest of corporate oppression, Cassius falls under the spell of his company's cocaine-snorting CEO Steve Lift, who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.


"I will be very clear with you, dear readers, that this surrealist comic moral tale, about a poor man selling his soul to ascend in a golden elevator to the heights of a dubious corporation, is a balls-to-the-wall, tits-to-the-glass, spectacular orgy of fist-pumping, anti-capitalist, pro-labor ideas rolled into 105 minutes of gloriously unpredictable plot." - Village Voice

"Boots Riley’s first feature is a scintillating comedic outburst of political imagination and visionary fury." - The New Yorker

"A film of mounting artistic imagination, Sorry to Bother You spirals into a type of mind-bending madness that is both persistently fun and one-of-a-kind." - Film Journal International

"Exploding with infectious originality, Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You may be the most wonderfully bizarre film of 2018." - Entertainment Weekly

"'Sorry to Bother You,' Boots Riley's see-it-to-believe-it feature debut as a director, goes from agreeably strange to weird to surreal, but its brilliance lies in how it never stops feeling real, genuine, lived-in." - Arizona Republic

"There are a lot of reasons to be thankful for Sorry to Bother You — one being that it represents the return of the inspired/demented midnight-movie satire — but the rise of Lakeith Stanfield to leading man status is probably the most satisfying." - Boston Globe

"An adrenalin-shot of a comedy and a fearless dissection of identity politics, corporate malevolence, and the American tendency to look the other way when confronted with horror." - RogerEbert.com